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Army Corp Pier

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Army Corp Pier

The FRF website states that tours have been cancelled due to budget constraints, but does anyone know if the general public is allowed on the Army Corp Pier outside of those tours? I've got a very science-happy nephew who would go beserk with the pier, and I'm hoping we can go at least see the pier while we're vacationing in Duck.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Army Corp Pier

You can walk to the pier and under the pier, but you cannot walk out onto the pier. There are some stairs from the sand to the top of the pier, and you can walk up them to look around, but there's a gate to keep you from going any further.

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2. Re: Army Corp Pier

Take him to Jennette's Pier instead. It's run by the North Carolina aquarium, so it has lots of science there. It even has classes. It's a really neat place I'm sure you r nephew will love.

http://www.jennettespier.net/

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3. Re: Army Corp Pier

The nephew would likely have loved the tour. The Pier is a justifiably famous research site.

I wish I knew of a good beach science book for kids.

For someone with good reading skills, there's excellent books on beaches and waves. Willard Bascom led an amazing life and wrote happily about it. "The Crest of the Wave" (1988) might be a place to start. Duke's Orrin Pilkey has a number of books. I read "The World's Beaches" while hospitalized.

www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520268722

Also check "Reading a North Carolina Beach" from UNC Press.

http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-7245.html

Rob Brander's "Essential Beach Book" is expensive (as are many things from Australia), but he's a classic case--a kid whose family went to the beach (Cape Cod) every summer.

http://www.scienceofthesurf.com/book.html

Surfing? A little paperback, "Surfing Illustrated" is a marvel of explaining through simple drawings.

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